DAORN Casino Night Save the Date

Mark your calendars for Friday, September 20 for DAORN’s first annual Casino Night to be held at The Ranch Country Club, 7pm-10pm.  Funds raised from this event will be used to support nursing scholarships. Enjoy gambling, food, and the opportunity to bid on fabulous merchandise from both silent and live auctions (did someone say African safari?). Plus, the first drink is on us! You won’t want to miss the early bird registration savings, so stay tuned for more details!

To download the Casino Night Brochure, please click here.

Please click here for a list of suggested donation items for the silent auction. If we have not received your item by September 7th 2019, it will not be in the auction. The online silent auction will be opened on September 14th. Have an item you don’t want and it’s on the list? Great – we will take it! Have an item that you want to get rid of but are unsure whether we will take it (e.g. gently used item)? Please call Stephanie Lord at 720-254-8852.


DAORN Casino Night Call for Volunteers

Do you like working with people who are having a good time? Would you rather manage other people’s money than spend your own?  The DAORN Casino Night Planning Committee is looking for help during our first annual Casino Night, to be held at The Ranch Country Club Sept. 20. Opportunities include:

  • Registration table (shift will start at 1830)
  • Assistance with live auction
  • Managing on-site table with cash and carry items
  • Check out (shift will end at 2230)

Interested? Need more information? Please contact Gerry Hopkins, Casino Night Volunteer Coordinator, at gerry_hopkins@msn.com.


Thank you to the volunteers who helped with Peggy’s service. It is a true honor to have known such an outstanding lady. Donations in memory of Peggy can be made out to DAORN. We will keep separate accounting.

Donations can be sent to:

 Karen Elliott, DAORN President: 6985 S Swadley Ct Littleton CO 80127, or

Mary Jo Steiert, DAORN Treasurer: 1072 W Kettle Ave. Littleton CO 80120.

Thank you, Peggy will be dearly missed.
Karen Elliott
DAORN President


Dear DAORN Members,

It is with great sadness in our hearts to inform you that our recent president and longtime DAORN member, Peggy Camp, passed away on June 20, 2019. Peggy was a great nurse, friend, and mentor, to mention only a few attributes for such an incredible woman.  Please hold her family and friends close in your thoughts.
Services for Peggy Camp will be held Friday June 28, 2019, 10AM, Queen Peace Catholic Church, 13120 E Kentucky Ave, Aurora, CO 80012. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to 1. Queen Peace Catholic Church, 2. DAORN, 3. American Cancer Society Denver Chapter
Than you kindly,
Your DAORN Board

Drumroll Please!

We are proud to announce that we were able to award a Bill Lord Scholarship to four applicants this year:

  • Amy DiOrio

Pursuing Masters of Anesthesia at Texas Wesleyan University

Current job: PACU RN at University of Colorado

Goal: CRNA

  • Karine Ehler

Pursing RN-BSN at Regis University

Current  job: CST at Children’s North

Goal: RNFA or CRNA

  • Lisa Najera

Pursuing MSN at University of Colorado

Current job: OB GYN Specialist OR University

Goal: Nurse Practitioner Women’s Service

  • Nicole Capra

Pursuing BSN at Regis University

Current job: restaurant waitress

Goal: ER RN

Congratulations to all of you! We look forward to meeting you at our Casino Night in September 2019.


Going Out with a Bang!

Our last meeting of this fiscal year ended with a bang at the Wash Park Grille. Over 30 people attended the banquet and it was a fabulous evening hanging out, wining and dining, and enjoying each other’s company in this social setting. Huge shout out to Sandi Lindahl for organizing this location. If you weren’t there, you definitely missed out on the scrumptious Banana Cheesecake – just sayin’! See you all in the Fall!


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